Sep
28
2014
American rookies are bright spot in loss
By Bernie D'Amato under Ryder Cup

 

Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, and Jimmy Walker combined for a 4-2-4* record in their first Ryder Cup experience. Despite today’s loss, there are a few shining stars in the making for Team USA.

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed became a formidable Ryder Cup duo. They defeated Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter 5&4 on Friday morning, Martin Kaymer and Thomas Bjorn 5&3 on Saturday morning, and halved their match with Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer Saturday afternoon.

Jimmy Walker and Ryder Cup sophomore Rickie Fowler halved three matches and only lost one match 5&4 to Victor Dubuisson and Graeme McDowell on Saturday afternoon.

Walker defeated Lee Westwood 3&2 and Reed defeated Henrik Stenson 1 up in their singles matches on Sunday, and Spieth lost to G-Mac 2&1.

All-in-All it was a very impressive showing from the rooks, and the Americans have something to look forward to in 2016 on home soil.

–Bernie D’Amato

*Spieth and Reed were paired together in team competition, and I only counted a win as one point for the overall record of the rookies.

Overall individual records:

Jordan Spieth 2-1-1

Patrick Reed 3-0-1

Jimmy Walker 1-1-3